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Take a look inside college's new high-tech IT training facilities Image

Take a look inside college's new high-tech IT training facilities

Gloucestershire College has recently opened two brand new training rooms for IT and Cyber students and apprentices.

Appeal for Christmas shoeboxes to help Gloucester’s homeless Image

Appeal for Christmas shoeboxes to help Gloucester’s homeless

A Gloucestershire homelessness charity has launched a Christmas shoebox appeal and hopes to spread some festive cheer at its weekly soup run for rough sleepers.

Cotswold district councillors help renovate First World War memorial garden in Cirencester  Image

Cotswold district councillors help renovate First World War memorial garden in Cirencester

A memorial garden in the heart of Cirencester has been transformed thanks to a council fund set up to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

PTA treasurer admits to defrauding independent Cheltenham school of £12,000   Image

PTA treasurer admits to defrauding independent Cheltenham school of £12,000

The former treasurer of a Cheltenham independent school’s Parent Teacher Association has today admitted defrauding it out of £12,000.

WATCH: Gloucestershire-based Bloodhound LSR break the 500mph barrier Image

WATCH: Gloucestershire-based Bloodhound LSR break the 500mph barrier

Bloodhound LSR has broken through the 500mph barrier for the first time in its bid to set a new world landspeed record.

How Punchline will cover the General Election campaign Image

How Punchline will cover the General Election campaign

We won't cover every spit and whistle, but we will be aiming to give you the important information you need before placing your ballot on December 12.

Another Cheltenham car showroom is being turned into a gym Image

Another Cheltenham car showroom is being turned into a gym

A new gym is coming to a former Cheltenham car showroom – no this isn’t a repeat story.

Farmhouse Deli celebrates 50 years of bringing home the bacon… and sausages Image

Farmhouse Deli celebrates 50 years of bringing home the bacon… and sausages

When John Clingan and Derek Meadows set up shop in Northgate Street in 1969, Gloucester and the food retail industry were very different places.

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Superdry is "making good progress" despite 11 per cent drop in revenues

Superdry revenues fell by more than 10 per cent in the 26 weeks to October with the Cheltenham-based clothing giant saying the news reflects an “expected year of reset” for the firm.

Former nightclub, office block and car park to make way for major redevelopment Image

Former nightclub, office block and car park to make way for major redevelopment

A giant rubble eating beast is gearing up to arrive in Gloucester next year – to munch its way through a former nightclub, multi-story car park, and offices.

Bovis Homes agrees to buy rival in £1.1billion deal Image

Bovis Homes agrees to buy rival in £1.1billion deal

Bovis Homes have shaken hands with Galliford Try on a £1.1billion deal to acquire Linden Homes.

Forest of Dean convenience store hits the market Image

Forest of Dean convenience store hits the market

Yorkley Stores, in Gloucestershire has been bought to the market by property advisers Christie & Co.

Grass carrier bags - the latest green initiative from Gloucestershire-based fashion firm Image

Grass carrier bags - the latest green initiative from Gloucestershire-based fashion firm

The only way is ethics for Tewkesbury-based clothing producer Weird Fish – who have gone the extra ecological mile by introducing grass carrier bags to their stores.

Dispelling the myths about care homes Image

Dispelling the myths about care homes

Care homes receive a bad press, not because of what they are or what they offer, but for the simple reason that in an ideal world you will never have to use one.

Store closure costs see Sainsbury's profits plunge Image

Store closure costs see Sainsbury's profits plunge

Sainsbury’s have revealed that profits for the first half of the year were practically wiped out by costs relating to the closure of some stores.

Vandalised Stroud War Memorial repaired for free by local stonemason ahead of Remembrance Sunday Image

Vandalised Stroud War Memorial repaired for free by local stonemason ahead of Remembrance Sunday

A Stroud war memorial that was inexplicably vandalised earlier this year has been repaired – for free – in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Full details revealed of Cheltenham's Christmas lights switch-on event Image

Full details revealed of Cheltenham's Christmas lights switch-on event

Three giant ghosts will take to the streets of Cheltenham as part of what is being promised as being a “spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event.”

Plans progress for new-build multi-million pound health centre Image

Plans progress for new-build multi-million pound health centre

Plans for a new £3.7m health centre development in near Stroud have moved a step closer.

Gloucestershire hotel gets £2.5million refurbishment Image

Gloucestershire hotel gets £2.5million refurbishment

The hotel has undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment and has rebranded to a Delta by Marriott Hotel.

Former soldier who became director of Gloucestershire housebuilder is named Star of the industry Image

Former soldier who became director of Gloucestershire housebuilder is named Star of the industry

A former soldier who now works for a Gloucestershire-based housebuilder has been named as a Star of the industry at a national awards ceremony.

Dale Vince pleased Forest Green Rovers Stadium plan is

Dale Vince pleased Forest Green Rovers Stadium plan is "making progress" after learning appeal date

A public enquiry into Forest Green Rovers’ Eco Park stadium development will be held on February 18, club chairman and Ecotricity owner Dale Vince has revealed.

Gloucester Rugby owner unveiled as investor behind city brewery’s expansion plans Image

Gloucester Rugby owner unveiled as investor behind city brewery’s expansion plans

Award-winning brewery at Gloucester Docks plans to launch its own gins and double its beer production by the end of 2020.

Lotus and Renishaw produce racing machine for Olympics 2020 Image

Lotus and Renishaw produce racing machine for Olympics 2020

When the Great Britain track squad saddle up at next year’s Tokyo Olympics they will race for gold on a bicycle deigned and made here in Gloucestershire and hailed as “ground-breaking”.

CEO who oversaw sell-off of Gloucestershire engineering giant steps down Image

CEO who oversaw sell-off of Gloucestershire engineering giant steps down

After a six-year tenure which brought a return to profit for an engineering firm with a world-wide footprint, its chief executive officer is stepping down.

Banned from driving for more than three years for crashing into traffic light control box when drunk Image

Banned from driving for more than three years for crashing into traffic light control box when drunk

A man who crashed his car after drinking five pints of Guinness has been has been banned from driving for more than three years.

£5 per year deal secures the future of Cheltenham's Sandford Park Lido Image

£5 per year deal secures the future of Cheltenham's Sandford Park Lido

A £5 per year rent agreement has been agreed that will keep Cheltenham’s Sandford Park Lido open and operating for the next 35 years.

Marks and Spencer reveal a significant drop in profits Image

Marks and Spencer reveal a significant drop in profits

Marks and Spencer have reported a 17 per cent slide in profits for the first half of their financial year.

Primark bucking the High Street trend by revealing positive numbers in annual report Image

Primark bucking the High Street trend by revealing positive numbers in annual report

While others struggle and seem set to close down their retail estate, Primark appear to be bucking the High Street trends.

Do I need to register to vote in the General Election? Which Gloucestershire constituency am I in? Image

Do I need to register to vote in the General Election? Which Gloucestershire constituency am I in?

All the information you need to make sure your vote is counted in the 2019 General Election on December 12

£220million 'all-ways' M5 junction 10 plan a step closer Image

£220million 'all-ways' M5 junction 10 plan a step closer

Two highways projects that are crucial to Cheltenham’s future expansion – both literally and economically – will be discussed by Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet.

Business buys 29 acres for major expansion plans Image

Business buys 29 acres for major expansion plans

One of Gloucestershire’s gems is set to expand for the first time in nearly 200 years after it announced it has purchased a neighbouring property.

New managing director for Barnwood Construction Image

New managing director for Barnwood Construction

A major county building firm behind many key projects which have changed the face of Gloucestershire has a new managing director.

Engineering firm gearing for major ‘cost reductions’ Image

Engineering firm gearing for major ‘cost reductions’

What it means for its major operations in Gloucestershire are yet to be made clear, but one of the world’s biggest engineering firms has warned of significant ‘cost reductions’.

Police 'believe they have identified' person who died in incident that forced  M5 to close Image

Police 'believe they have identified' person who died in incident that forced M5 to close

Detectives investigating the discovery of a body on the M5 motorway near Gloucester last week believe they have now identified the person who died.

More than 100 professionals attend Gloucestershire Young Carers Twilight Briefing Image

More than 100 professionals attend Gloucestershire Young Carers Twilight Briefing

Young carers involved in Gloucestershire Young Carers’ annual Twilight Briefing conference say the first step to supporting young carers in the community is to identify them in the first place.

Grants totalling £40,000 help fund one of Gloucester's oldest and most vital professions Image

Grants totalling £40,000 help fund one of Gloucester's oldest and most vital professions

Gloucester Cathedral has received £40,000 in grants to help fund the training of the next generation of stonemasons.

Man who brandished knife at doorman and threatening to 'slice him in half' faces court Image

Man who brandished knife at doorman and threatening to 'slice him in half' faces court

A Cheltenham man who threatened a nightclub doorman man with a knife and brandished a metal post at him after being refused entry learns his fate in court.

Housing developer gives new neighbours in Chipping Campden a life saving moving in present Image

Housing developer gives new neighbours in Chipping Campden a life saving moving in present

Chipping Campden Town Council have received a moving in present from a new neighbour that could prove to be a real life saver.

Bark, the herald angels sing.. Festive dog parade to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity Image

Bark, the herald angels sing.. Festive dog parade to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity

Four-legged Festive fun will be the order of the day at the first ever Christmas Dog Parade run by the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Gloucestershire's future economic growth to be focus of new report in front of county council Image

Gloucestershire's future economic growth to be focus of new report in front of county council

Gloucestershire County Council is set to give its support to a key document that will promote economic growth opportunities in the county.

Business event to unlock the true potential of talent in Gloucestershire Image

Business event to unlock the true potential of talent in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire College will host a business to cover how businesses can get the most out of talent with the levy and other available funding.

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